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Letter ReferenceHRC/CAT/OS/3a-v
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday 13 November 1884
Address From144 Marina, St Leonards, East Sussex
Address To24 Thornsett Road, South Penge Park, London
Who ToHavelock Ellis
Other VersionsDraznin 1992: 211-12
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Legend
The Project is grateful to the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, the University of Texas at Austin, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscript Collections. This letter has been dated by reference to an associated envelope and its postmark, which also provides the address it was sent to. Schreiner was resident in St Leonards at different addresses from mid October 1884 to the end of April 1885.
1Thursday
2
3I have your lines in the train. Whenever I think how you loved me
4before you went away I feel a little trembling quiver of love in my
5heart for you. I have a new kind of feeling to you from this new visit
6of your.
7
8It doesn’t matter about your not taking care. If people don’t know
9better they must learn better. Ralph Iron got some such nice letters
10this morning from a gentleman in Birmingham & from the British Consul
11at Lamu on the East Cost of Africa. He has been reading S.A.F. in a
12long solitary illness, & he says it has helped him so. I am so glad. I
13will send you his letter. Do you feel better for coming. All your
14visit was so sweet to me
15
16Olive
17
18P.S. I have not got ill but am not very well because there is a thick
19fog on today. I feel sad because my brother Will’s little girl just
20came into the world & then died.
21
22I am very near to you. I shall never be so lonely as I used to be.
23
24Olive
25
Notation
Draznin's (1992) version of this letter is in some respects different from our transcription.